"Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.
Alexander Hamilton

Saturday, September 17, 2016

What's Up With The "Blanks"?

In quite a few of the primary races in Moultonboro this past Tuesday, contested and uncontested, there were large amounts of " blanks", races where either no votes were cast, or where if there were two seats up for election, only one received a vote.
I can understand a few possibilities such as when no candidate is on the ballot and you don't have a write in. Or, when you have a preference for only one candidate an take the " silver bullet" approach and vote for only your preferred candidate.  Another is that some down ballot or lesser known races are just skipped over.
The Democrat Governor race had only 9 blanks. Go further down the ticket and there were 173 blanks in an uncontested Democrat NH House race. On the Republican side, there were 13 blanks for Governor, but a whopping 619 blanks in a contested Republican NH House race.

We are now headed to the November 8th General Election and it is an important one, but not only for the top of the ticket, but also way down the ticket where you will elect your local representation in the NH House, Senate and County. Ignoring these races would be unfortunate, as they can have the greatest impact on our day to day lives.

Over the coming weeks, as I seek your vote to represent you in the NH House, I will attempt to differentiate myself from the incumbents on the many issues we need to address in New Hampshire, Whether it be via this blog, Facebook, my campaign website , door to door canvasing or public venues, I am committed to reaching out to as many people as I can in all three towns to make my case.
Lastly, if you are planning on being out of town for the general election, please get an absentee ballot and vote.

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